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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Many things may be improved by using instruments of _____.
(a) Logic.
(b) Fellowship.
(c) God.
(d) Intuition.

2. Which is not one of the parts of the plan?
(a) The Ladder of the Intellect.
(b) The New Philosophy.
(c) History of Philosophy.
(d) Division of Sciences.

3. Which of the following items is needed to find the systematic order a particular subject?
(a) Experience.
(b) Experiments.
(c) Observation.
(d) Models.

4. Often times the community was controlled by ______ rules.
(a) No.
(b) Arbitrary.
(c) Unenforceable.
(d) Disorganized.

5. It is important that man be able to gather clues from _____.
(a) Nature.
(b) Each other.
(c) God.
(d) Science.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bacon states that reason can reconstruct human knowledge, science, and ____.

2. Bacon suggests that man should try to focus on their ___ powers.

3. Bacon says that ____ is "more precious than anything on earth."

4. Other forms of thinking may start out being easier but will most likely end up in ____ places.

5. The first part is referred to as being ______ outlined.

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the third part of the work and its connection to phenomena.

2. Discuss the second part of The Great Instauration and Bacon's plan to define and explain it.

3. How does Bacon referred to the wisdom of the Greeks? Additionally how does Bacon compare the state of learning to which mythical character?

4. Discuss the process used by traditional logicians.

5. Define syllogism and the reason Bacon thought it was inferior to complete the task, which is to make men more forward thinking.

6. What is the role of the modern logician? What does Bacon want to change about the process?

7. Explain the fourth, fifth and sixth parts of the text.

8. Explain the culture needed for an observer.

9. What is Bacon's advice to the people who would spend the majority of their time reading books on arts and sciences?

10. Why did Bacon believed that it was pointless to argue simple human observation?

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